Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Fashion Design & Manufacturer
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  • Contact
    • David Nieper Ltd, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7LE
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About David Nieper

Established in 1961, David Nieper are a premium British fashion brand for the mature ladies market. The company designs and makes premium quality British clothing for women over the age of 50 who desire to look and feel confident, comfortable and elegant.

The brand, based in Derbyshire and with three sites across the UK, is committed to quality and sustainable production, and promoting the knowledge and skills of past and future generations through jobs, education and investment in people, industry and the community.

Some 230 people - including designers, garment cutters, dressmakers and seamstresses - are employed at the company’s Derbyshire factory. To say thank you to staff, David Napier host the annual company event which involves every employee and vary from year to year in 2017 the event included was a hog roast and film in a marquee.

Founder and CEO of the company David Napier remains the Creative Director, while his son Christopher Nieper has been the Managing Director for over 15 years.

What is it like to work for David Nieper

CEO David Nieper leads by example in how staff do their jobs, relate to people and commit to the company. He runs regular meetings, walks the floor and takes lunch with employees in the canteen.
The company is very flexible staff start and finish times. They pride themselves on being a family company and great importance is given to having a good work-life balance.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
David Nieper encourages wellbeing and environmental health through their walk to work incentive scheme. Additionally, rainwater is harvested, solar panels are installed on all buildings and supplies are sourced as locally as possible.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    13% / 87%

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